Great steakhouses in Montréal
This article was updated on January 15, 2020.
There are a few key things that put big metropolitan cities like Montréal on the international stage: arts, entertainment, culture, nightlife, and most importantly, food and gastronomy. In every corner of the world there is bound to be a steakhouse whose history is as storied as the city it’s located in. From high end to casual, here is a list of some of Montréal’s best steakhouses to discover.
You can’t talk about steakhouses in Montréal without mentioning downtown’s La Queue de Cheval Steakhouse and Raw Bar. It is one of, if not the, most prestigious fine dining spots in the city. Known locally as “The Q,” this establishment is on par with any of New York’s swankiest steakhouses. Featuring signature cuts of aged USDA prime steaks dried in-house, La Queue de Cheval also serves Australian Wagyu beef, which is deliciously marbled and fatty. Nothing this amazing comes cheap, but in the end you get your money’s worth and more. The experience you’ll enjoy in The Q’s dining room, whiskey bar or cigar lounge is worth every penny and a cut above the rest.
Located uptown, Rib ‘N Reef offers a unique dining experience for meat and seafood lovers. From elegant decor to impeccable table service, Rib ‘N Reef’s menu offers classic steakhouse dishes like beef tartare, Caesar salad and Sirloin “Flambée Au Poivre” all prepared tableside! Choose to dine in various spaces, including a private VIP room right in the wine cellar or rooftop terrasse in the summer.
Although not a steakhouse, Park definitely deserves a mention. Chef Antonio Park’s restaurant is currently the only restaurant in Canada to import genuine A5 certified Japanese Kobe Beef—the most coveted and expensive beef in the world! At a little under $50 an ounce, the four and eight ounce cuts of majestically marbled beef will set you back $198 or $395 respectively. Alternatively, aged 1855 Black Angus cuts are available at a more modest price.
A gem in the steakhouse scene, 40 Westt in the West Island exemplifies refined dining. Serving the finest corn-fed Ontario raised beef, 40 Westt dry-ages all its products for more than 30 days in its own in-house butcher shop. From meat to seafood, guests have the option of selecting their own choice of cuts from the open market. An electric live jazz band sets the mood.
A Montréal institution known for its reputation of menu quality is Moishes. Voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 steakhouses in the world, its old world charm and rich heritage shine through its dishes and service. Moishe’s Steakhouse offers not only classic cuts of meat charcoal-broiled to perfection, but it also offers some of them on a late night menu (after 9 pm), which sees these mains paired with an appetizer and coffee or tea for a preferred price of $25.
Gibbys is a classic steakhouse located in the heart of the Old Port. Housed in a magnificent 200 year-old building, your dining experience at Gibby’s will be one to remember. Historic stone walls, exposed-beam ceilings, cozy fire places and elegant décor provide the perfect backdrop to a romantic meal. Enjoy the finest seafood, expertly aged meats and extensive wine list.
Situated in the heart of the Golden Square Mile, L’entrecôte Saint-Jean has been a local favorite for almost 21 years for its unique menu and ambiance inspired by a traditional French bistro. Its reputation was built around a classic steak frites, a beautifully grilled entrecote steak paired with deliciously golden French fries and signature sauce.
Here are some other Montréal steakhouses for a more casual affair.
Jason Lee, blogger
Jason is a food eater and picture taker. As the blogger behind Shut Up and Eat, he covers everything food, from recipes to reviews. Jason has vowed that he will not stop until he has officially eaten his way across Montréal. It’s a big claim, and it’s one he’s making.